I am in need of a living donor, is social media safe to use to search for a potential living donor?

Yes, but use caution! According to the United Network of Organ Sharing, social networking sites enable people to communicate with others around the world using forums, interest groups, blogs, chat rooms, e-mail, etc. Yet, the organization stresses the importance of educating and protecting yourself. Learn more. Also, talk to your transplant team about available resources that they can provide to assist you in the search process.

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